Vodafone Seeks to Overturn Irish MTR Cuts

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Vodafone Ireland is seeking a legal ruling to overturn a regulatory decision lowering the mobile termination rate on their mobile network.

The case dates to a decision by the regulator, ComReg last November to impose a maximum charge of EUR0.26 per minute rate on voice calls for operators deemed to hold significant market power.

Vodafone argues that the regulator is required to set mobile termination rates based on a pure long run incremental cost (LRIC) methodology, but that it hasn't calculated that rate, so cannot set MTRs accordingly.

Vodafone added that its call termination revenues have fallen from EUR95.7 million for the past six months of 2007 to EUR31.8 million for the six months for the period to September 2012.

The proceedings have been sent to the Commercial Court for a verdict.

On the web: Irish Examiner

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